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24 May 2016


In the Spotlight

Am I at risk of developing Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration is a condition affecting the nerves in the central portion of the eye’s retina, which is known as the macula. Globally, it is the leading cause of vision loss and is responsible for some 50% of visual impairment...
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Focus on Exercise

Exercising myths busted!

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Health beliefs vary greatly between individuals with different lifestyles and influences which is what separates “gym junkies” from “couch potatoes”...
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Are you exercising right?

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Exercise is a vital part of healthy living; however, one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to exercise...
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What is the best exercise program for me?

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A regular exercise regime is essential for a healthy and happy lifestyle. Physical activity helps maintain a healthy weight range, improves body strength and fitness, and...
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Top Health News

TGA recall on Children’s Panadol 5-12 years suspension 200 mL bottle

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Consumers are advised that GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Australia, in consultation with the TGA, is in the process of recalling three batches of Children’s Panadol 5-12 years suspension,...
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Could microcapsules replace insulin injections?

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Curtin University researchers are a step closer to establishing a way for people with type-1 diabetes to introduce insulin into the body without the need for injections,...
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New warning signs of mental health disorders

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Healthy people who have occasional hallucinations or delusions are more likely to experience mood and anxiety disorders, University of Queensland researchers have found...
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New 3D technology for missing teeth

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The discomfort and stigma of loose or missing teeth could be a thing of the past as Griffith University researchers pioneer the use of 3D bioprinting to replace missing teeth and bone....
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How much sugar are we really eating?

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More than half of us are exceeding the WHO’s recommended daily intake of added sugars according to a new University of Sydney study examining Australia’s sugar intake...
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Is Australia losing the war against alcohol and weight related illnesses?

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Australia’s investment in life-saving health promotion programs now lags well behind many other comparable Western countries, public health experts say...
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How cigarette smoke or having the flu can reduce the effectiveness of your asthma puffer

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New study backs up observations in COPD patients showing reduced effectiveness of symptom-reliever medication in flare-ups linked to cigarette smoking...
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New on Parenthub
Tips for getting pregnant
Heartburn in pregnancy
Caring for a new baby with a cold
Anxiety in children
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Video of the Week

Dr Joe’s tips on how to look after your kidneys

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Tool of the Week

How much daily energy does your body really need?

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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

Adam, an elderly man, was seated in the doctor's waiting room. When he was called in to see the doctor, Adam slowly got up, and, grasping his cane and hunching over, slowly made his way into the examining room.

After only a few minutes, Adam emerged from the room, walking completely upright.

Paul, another patient who had watched him hobble into the room all hunched over, stared in amazement. "That must be a miracle doctor in there!" he exclaimed. "What treatment did he give you? What's his secret?"

Adam stared at Paul and said, "Well, the doctor looked me up and down, analysed the situation, and gave me a cane that was four inches longer than the one I had been using."
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